The new conduction-cooled solution tackles the industry's need for an effective way to remove heat from mezzanine cards, while staying within the ANSI/VITA 20 requirements for conduction-cooled PMCs. By leveraging flexibility built into the specification, Mercury's advancement calls for the removal of the optional thermal ribs and the addition of a mezzanine cold plate that attaches to the carrier module. This creates a cooling area that is up to six times the area of the legacy solution. Once implemented, maximum power levels of the mezzanine site that can be cooled are increased from 15 watts per mezzanine site to an impressive 50 watts.
Mercury's revolutionary Air Flow-By
(AFB) cooling techniques for VITA 48.7/48.1 circuit card assemblies reduce module weight by more than 20 percent, reduce the power of a typical system by greater than 5 percent, and improve the MTBF by five times. The AFB covers wrap around existing modules to create a sealed environment for protection against dust and contaminants, Level-2 Maintenance (L2M) and EMI shielding (acts as an electrical Faraday cage). The specially designed enclosures draw heat from the internal components to the exterior surface, where air is flowed across both sides of the module for maximum cooling efficiency. Designed with today's C-SWaP (cost, size, weight and power) requirements in mind, AFB modules are offered in 1-inch pitch and attain industry-leading levels of thermal performance, providing over 200 watts per-slot of 6U cooling capacity — even when deployed in rugged environments. Uniquely versatile, AFB systems are capable of providing slots for conduction-cooled, while the AFB modules can be used side by side with air-cooled modules, thus easing the transition from legacy solutions.
All three innovations (air-cooled, conduction-cooled and AFB) are available today for high-powered radar, EO/IR, SIGINT and EW applications on rugged ground-based and airborne platforms. For more information on these offerings or Mercury Systems, visit
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Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters ™
Mercury Systems (Nasdaq:MRCY) is a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems, software and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications. We deliver innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value and world-class service and support to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper. We are based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit
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